Update, August 28, 2020 (03:00 PM ET): An anonymous source speaking withÂ XDA-Developers has made a new claim for what the LG Wing price might be. According to the source, the LG Wing could cost $1,000 in the United States when it launches later this year.
The source didnâ€™t have anything else to confirm about the device, although they did affirm that the videos we shared here and here are legitimate. Also, what the source says doesnâ€™t necessarily negate the pricing rumors discussed below in the original article. It wouldnâ€™t be the first time LG released a device for much less in one country than it offers in another.
Original article, August 26, 2020 (05:08 AM ET): The LG Wing concept is perhaps proof that the Korean firmâ€™s entering another one of its wild design phases, but this ingenuity may come at a cost to consumers.
According to a report from South Korean publication Herald Corp (via Twitter user Sleepy Kuma), the LG Wing price might be ~1.9 million Korean won (~$,1600) in its home market, possibly making it LGâ€™s most expensive smartphone to date.
LG Wing price: Ouch, my wallet
To put its purported price tag into perspective, the LG Wing may be more expensive than both the 1.49 million Korean won (~$1,260) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and the 1.45 million Korean won (~$1,220) Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Notably, the latterâ€™s US price is ~$70 more than its South Korean sticker, which could indicate a bigger premium for the LG Wing should it launch in the States.
The publicationâ€™s source suggests the presence of the second screen and LGâ€™s desire to make the phone thin and light will cause a steep bump in price. We imagine the second displayâ€™s novel twisting setup adds a fair bit on top of those costs too.
Although the LG Wingâ€™s rotating dual-screen design is intended to improve multitasking, giving users a screen on which to type and another to display the currently running apps, it would be an exorbitant price to pay for an unproven design. But itâ€™s nothing LG hasnâ€™t done before. The company is no stranger to pushing novel designs to market, such as the LG G5 and G Flex range, even if they arenâ€™t well-received by critics or the public.
Herald Corp believes the LG Wing could make its debut in South Korea as soon as the end of September with a launch no later than October. A concrete release date and price have yet to be confirmed.